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Newark Couple Allegedly Enters Casino Leaving Three Kids in Cold SUV

By kcora on

A Newark couple is facing child endangerment charges after they allegedly left three young children in a cold SUV while they went inside a Pennsylvania casino.

Officers responded to the Parx Casino parking lot in Bensalem on Saturday for a report of three children left unattended inside a vehicle.

According to police, a surveillance video showed 39-year-old Jarrett Evan Nelson and 30-year-old Ebony Walker, both of Newark, entered the casino at approximately 7:33 p.m. and returned to the SUV around 9:11 p.m., leaving the children - ages 8, 3 and 1 — inside the vehicle in near freezing temperatures.

Nelson and Walker were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of children.

Both were lodged at the Bucks County Jail.